Perhaps in the past few days, amidst heightened awareness of the coronavirus, you have run across this acronym for COVID-19 (below) and the verse stamped together with it (Joshua 1:9), on social media. Maybe you have shared this on your very own platforms or with your families. My mom did. That’s one of the reasons … Continue reading COVID-19 and Joshua 1:9—A Family Teaching Moment
This is a follow up to a note shared yesterday. Start there! From Virus to Revival? We Pray. Written from Brussels, Belgium Does Christ Jesus have your utmost affection? Or is it your favorite football team, or the approval you receive from others? Or is it your weekly routine and the paycheck you earn … Continue reading Thoughts from an American Apprentice of a Baptist Pastor in Western Europe, Regarding Coronavirus, Pt. 2
From Virus to Revival? We Pray. Written from Brussels, Belgium CHURCH: It is no secret that we find ourselves in curious times. This particular set of circumstances, which we clearly do not have a handle on, has some people in a mindset of denial or ignorant jest while others are in a frenzied panic and … Continue reading Thoughts from an American Apprentice of a Baptist Pastor in Western Europe, regarding Coronavirus, Pt. 1
I would encourage you to listen to the full series on Romans via this link, or through the Red Oak app. The first four chapters are available and the sermon series is growing as the church is presently studying through. I was privileged to preach on a few of Paul’s powerfully inspired verses, even while … Continue reading Romans 1:13-17
There are no humans to be found within arm’s-length or through the bounds of history, clothed in total-perfection or near-perfection. This applies among Christian role models. There is but Christ alone who is entirely without fault, in whom no stain of sin is found. However, there are those nearer to Christ than you and I. … Continue reading Role Models
This clear understanding remains at the front of our minds in all our meditations and prayers, through our learnings, servings, and ordinary doings. We cannot in anyway live and serve here in Brussels, or over in Uganda later this year, but for the grace of God. We cannot breathe–in this very moment–nor live, move, and … Continue reading Unparalleled Love
Below is a brief excerpt from a 92 page pamphlet from 1970. I have been reading this small booklet slowly. I would count it as a brief yet healthy read. There are times when you might find the writer placing his thoughts alongside Scripture, in a manner you disagree. I disagree with portions of most … Continue reading Repentance Forgotten
Many of you are aware that good friends helped us on the first leg of our journey from Salisbury, NC, all the way up to where my family lives in New Jersey on Friday! Our brother and sister in Christ brought us right to the doorstep where we needed to be–a major blessing. This post … Continue reading In transit.
Read? Perhaps the question of first priority here at the brink of 2020 AD is more basic: do we read at all? Do we sit still long enough to calm our clouded minds, which are vested in every different direction, for the purpose of turning those old-fashioned paper pages? Have you consistently grown as a … Continue reading Do we read Christianly?
09/05/19 Nine days from now my eyes will be facing the eyes of my bride. We will hold hands in a pasture and pour words out from our hearts, before family and friends. We are now in the single digits; has me thinking a lot. I’m praying over this day and all days following, that … Continue reading Marriage Meditations